Madea: A Staged Reading


Students from Truman State University‚Äôs Theatre Department will present a full length staged reading of Euripides’ “Medea,” translated by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University College. The performance is in partial fulfillment of course requirements for THEA 481: Advanced Studies and Projects in Theatre: Staged Readings. There will be a single performance, held on the Truman State University Campus in the Ophelia Parrish Building at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 in the James G. Severns Theatre. The reading is free and open to the public

“Medea” is the iconic, bitter heroine from Greek mythology, who killed her children in order to spite her husband, Jason, the retriever of the Golden Fleece. The performance will last about 65-70 minutes and will be a staged reading with no scenery, props, lights, or costumes, although students in the class have done paper designs of all of these elements, which will be posted for people to see as they arrive or depart the theatre.